Leslie Jones’ personal information and photos were leaked in a massive hack on Aug. 24, and celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their shock and anger at the atrocity. See what Katy Perry, Anna Kendrick, Hillary Clinton, ‘Ghostbusters’ director Paul Feig and more had to say about this disgusting violation of Leslie’s rights.
Leslie Jones, 48, is the victim of an awful invasion of privacy, as a hacker stole her private photos, license and passport and published them on her website, which has since been deactivated. The actress has a support group, though, in the form of some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, and we’ve rounded up their reactions right here. “Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie,” Katy Perry tweeted. Meanwhile, no one has come forward yet to take responsibility for the awful hack. “I was terrified when I did SNL. Leslie Jones went out of her way to be open, warm, friendly, funny all week. She is a GEM,” Anna Kendrick tweeted.
“What’s happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage,” Paul Feig, who directed Leslie in Ghostbusters, agreed. “Alt right, haters, trolls, ‘comedians,’ whoever the f*ck you all are, you’re just sad.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves. “These acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it’s disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint ‘kids joshing round’,” Questlove added. Take a look at more celeb tweets below:
@Lesdoggg, no one deserves this—least of all someone who brings us so much joy. I'm with you. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016
Do not give your eyeballs to this racist, hate-filled, misogynoir crime. I #StandWithLeslie ❤️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 24, 2016
I was terrified when I did SNL. Leslie Jones went out of her way to be open, warm, friendly, funny all week. She is a GEM.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 25, 2016
FYI sharing stolen intimate photos like @Lesdoggg 's is illegal. You are participating in a sex crime.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 24, 2016
I truly don't know why people are so hateful towards @Lesdoggg. Why? She's talented and wonderful. Why are people so pressed to be awful?
— Gabby SidiBae (@GabbySidibe) August 24, 2016
Do me a favor? Please don't share or view the Leslie Jones personal info/photos. Support Leslie by not supporting the assholes that did this
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 24, 2016
This @Lesdoggg attack is troubling. The rampant racism percolating in society right now is shameful and sad. She made a movie, that's it!
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 24, 2016
these acts against leslie jones….are sickening. its racist & sexist. it's disgusting. this is hate crimes. this aint "kids joshing round"
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 24, 2016
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) August 24, 2016
What's happening to @Lesdoggg is an absolute outrage. Alt right, haters, trolls, "comedians," whoever the fuck you all are, you're just sad.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 24, 2016
If 101% of pop culture catered to white nerds instead of only 98.1% then the cyber attacks like the one on Leslie Jones wouldn't happen.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 24, 2016
so angry, disgusted and sad about this racist violent assault on leslie.
— Aidy Bryant (@aidybryant) August 24, 2016
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This isn’t the first time Leslie has faced virtual abuse this summer. After experiencing racist attacks in July, the actress temporarily quit Twitter. “I feel like I’m in a personal hell. I didn’t do anything to deserve this. It’s just too much. It shouldn’t be like this. So hurt right now,” she wrote on July 19. Unfortunately, we can only imagine what she feels now, and our hearts are with her.
HollywoodLifers, are you angry that Leslie was hacked like this? Tell us what you think!